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Archive for June, 2009

I just realised that my last blog entry was on June 7.  Now it’s the last day of June. There was nothing special about the last three weeks – I just didn’t mange to write anything, and I was in

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Konstanz with Anna vistiting the grandparants. We discussed how the look of  Lake of Constance Ferries changed over the years – and now we’re back in Berlin and Michael Jackson is dead.

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Byrne&Eno

I ride on a perfect freeway
Many people on that road
I heard the sound of someone laughing
I saw my neighbors car explode
Just up ahead
Against the sky
Quicker than you blink your eye
Chorus: Oh my brother, I still wonder, are you alright? And among the living, we are giving, all through the night
From the milk of human kindness
From the breast we all partake
Hungry for a social contract
She welcomes you with dark embrace
(puts) socks and shoes Upon our feet Little fishes swim upstream
Oh my brother, I still wonder, are you alright?
In the deepest silence, gold and diamonds, all through the night
Everything that happens will happen today
& nothing has changed, but nothing’s the same
and ev’ry tomorrow could be yesterday
∧ ev’rything that happens will happen today
ev’rything that happens will happen today
and nothing has changed but nothing’s the same
& ev’ry tomorrow could be yesterday
and ev’rything that happens could happen today

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I wanted to get a newspaper today at my favorite KIOSK Akuna Matata at U-Bahnhof Eberswalder Straße… –

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… and realised that it’s gone!

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My God! What’s going on here??? BYEBYEAKUNAMATATA –

(I was thinking about changing my header. Now I won’t)

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Terrorists aim at intimidating the people, compelling states to comply with their demands, or destabilising or destroying the fundamental political, constitutional, economic or social structures of a country or an organisation.

Terrorism is the attempt to achieve political goals with the use or the threat of violence.
In the EU, groups of people of very different orientation continue to rely on terrorism as a tactic.But terrorist acts and activities on the territory of the EU can also be triggered by developments in other parts of the world. Terrorism continues to impact on the lives of EU
citizens, both inside and outside of the EU. In 2008, four people, including a law enforcement officer, died in the EU as a result of terrorist attacks that were carried out by ETA in Spain.  (Director of Europol in his foreword)

The European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2009 (TE-SAT 2009) is out now.

In 2008 seven member states reported a total of 515 failed, foiled or successfully perpetrated attacks.

1009 is the total number of arrested suspects in EU in 2008. Leader of the “topf seven” is France with 402 arrested suspects, followed by the UK with 256, Spain: 197, Italy 53, Ireland: 52, Belgium: 22 and Germany with 12.

A survey and the whole document you find on the europol website.

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